Clonorchis sinensis

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Background

  • AKA oriental liver fluke, found in Asia
  • Transmitted by ingestion of infected, undercooked fish, crabs, or crayfish
  • Infect liver, gallbladder, bile ducts
  • Fluke can live in a person for 25-30 years if left untreated

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Helminth infections

Cestodes (Tapeworms)

Trematodes (Flukes)

Nematodes (Roundworms)

Evaluation

  • Definitive diagnosis made by identification of eggs and flukes in stool

Management

Disposition

  • Discharge, likely

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Authors:

Claire